The ex-football star is being held without bail for his connection to a Vegas armed robbery that occurred last Thursday

By People Staff
Updated September 17, 2007

O.J. Simpson cooperated as Las Vegas police arrested him in his Palms Hotel room a little after 11 a.m. on Sunday. The athlete was taken directly to the robbery section of Sin City's Clark County Detention Center.

The 60-year-old ex-football star, who faces charges of armed robbery, was suspected of the crime by police, who had previously linked him to the theft of “various sports-related products” at the casino and hotel Palace Station.

In statements to AP last Friday, Simpson expressed that he'd gone to the hotel room to gather items that belonged to him, and that he did not break in to the site. Among the items were autographed sports memorabilia, his Hall of Fame certificate, a video from his first wedding and a photo signed by former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover. Simpson claimed these items were stolen from him from unethical collectors, and he added that it was simply a confrontation without guns.

Another man was arrested in relation to the alleged robbery, and authorities are looking for four more suspects. Although it's still unknown when Simpson will have to face the charges in court, if convicted he could spend three to 35 years in prison for each count.

This isn't the first run-in with the law for the ex-football star. In 1995, he was acquitted of the murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown, and his wife's friend, Ron Goldman. This new arrest occurred only two days after his controversial fictional book If I Did It hit stores. The book gives a hypothetical description of said murders.